Synopsis: Caroline: Life Through a Baby’s Eyes is Jeannie Duke’s fictional account of a baby’s view of the world from birth, through the age of two.
Bio: Jeanne Duke is from Berlin, NY, but married a local Alabamian. Ms. Duke stays active with gardening, cooking and writing when time is available. She currently lives on a small farm with her husband and animals
Synopsis: The true life story of Troy Maeweather, who was born in Attalla, AL in 1927. At the tender age of ten, Troy was tragically separated from his mother, Zadie. She did not see her only child again for 50 years.
Bio: Author Richard D. Edwards, Troy’s first cousin, tells this poignant and exciting story from the vivid background of the Old South to the beautiful reunion between a mother and her son. Mr. Edwards is from Attalla. For additional information, please visit www.zadiesboy.com.
Synopsis: Gadsden Public Library: 100 Years of Service is an opportunity to travel back in time. Through a collection of photographs, this book provides a nostalgic look at 100 years of developing library service and the people who shaped it. This book is not about circulation statistics and collection development - it's about people. Celebrities, ghosts, and Civil Rights demonstrations... we've seen it all!
For additional information, please visit www.gadsdenlibrary.weebly.com.
Synopsis: Mike Goodson gives a detailed and fascinating look in these pictorial histories, including the towns of Gadsden, Attalla, Hokes Bluff, Southside, Alabama City, and Rainbow City.
Bio: Mike Goodson is a local historian who has written many books about the history of Etowah County. Goodson has lead historic walking tours from the Pitman Theatre through Downtown Gadsden to the Gadsden City Hall Gazebo, sharing very interesting stories about the area.
Synopsis: My Silent Cry is a poetic story of an extraordinary young woman who has risen above every form of abuse to be of good use to others who are hurting. Her goal is to use her pain to help heal others, through her inspirational writing and through the power of God that’s within her.
Bio: Patryna Goosby is a poet, songwriter and author. She is currently a student at Gadsden State Community College, majoring in marketing management, and a student of Stratford Career Institute, majoring in a creative writing. She’s a single mother of two: Isaiah, age 5 and Seaira, age14. Seaira also writes with her mother. Originally from Ohio, Ms. Goosby and her children now reside in Alabama. For additional information, please visit Ms. Goosby’s website at www.patryna.com.